Roon Nucleus Titan Upgrade Offer

This morning I got an email from Roon that they were offering substantial trade in values for those of us who have Nucleus servers, to upgrade to their new top-of-the-line Nucleus Titan server.  So I "pulled the trigger" on upgrading from my Nucleus Plus, which sounds great, USB connected to my PS Audio DAC!


I finally got a response from my emails to Roon, who indicated that it would be another two weeks or so before the Titan server would be shipped, so I cancelled the order.

@ejr1953 I think if you were not having any issues with your nucleus+ then canceling the Titan was a smart move.

@rsf507 Since my server was probably 6-7 years old, I thought starting out "fresh" might be a good option, especially with the $1500 trade in allowance.  But with the additional delay, we won't be home to accept the delivery in two weeks or so.

Having said all of that, your point is well taken, my Nucleus+ connected to my DAC sounds awesome!

One site I found indicated that Roon's partnership with Intel for a customized NUC was expiring, hence the new versions of their servers.  Probably best to see how these new units perform.

I’m having a very hard time understanding the advantages of the Titan vs Nucleus+, is it just faster and a nicer case?

I’m simply interested in sonic performance and if no improvement, then the upcharge to the Titan seems not worth it.

The question you raised is the one I have had, too. For users, apparently, there aren’t any sonic benefits.